8 security personnel killed in Herat, Farah
HERAT CITY (PAN): Five policemen, including an officer, have been killed during a militant ambush in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday.
Col. Ali Ahmad, in charge of the 7th police district, and his bodyguards came under attack during an overnight security patrol of an area in Injil district.
Herat police spokesman Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News at least one policeman was wounded in the incident. The attackers also suffered casualties in return fire, he said, without giving figures.
Elsewhere in the western zone, three Afghan soldiers were killed and four others injured during an explosion in the Pusht Rud district of Farah province.
Ghausuddin, the district's administrative head, the casualties happened when the tank they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb.
Without commenting on the Injil ambush, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed the fighters had destroyed two army tanks and killed four soldiers aboard in the Khak-i-Sufaid district of Farah.
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